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You’ve come this far and installed the floor! Now its time to install any thresholds between the end of the flooring and any open doors where the flooring ends. Thresholds come in different sizes, widths and styles to accommodate the kind and height of the flooring that the new laminate floor butts up against. Remove the install kit spacers and install your base molding to cover the expansion gap around the perimeter.
People who live in apartments may not have the options to renovate as extensively and as creatively as you did. So, bravo to that. You’re quite detailed about your renovations, and I like that. It’s always good to read about people who take their home renovations into their own hands, instead of relying on blind faith (a decorator and a contractor). Good stuff. I’m into home improvement myself.
The main bath of our 1940s, lath-and-plaster home has several problems, only one of which is storage. The plumbing is stacked with the downstairs bathroom, and eventually, we will have to do a full gut and re-build. The main bath is only used as a guest bathroom right now. We use the downstairs bathroom – the one with the shower – for our bathroom, so we decided to keep the fixture placement until we are ready to renovate the basement.
Basement walls and floors are generally some sort of masonry, cement, block or brick, and a regular ‘ol nail or screw isn’t going to cut it when attaching framing. You’ll need to get the proper fastener and possibly anchors for your wall type. In some cases, you may need to rent a powder-actuated fastener, sometimes referred to as a shotgun fastener. These are similar to a shotgun in that they use a charge to fire a fastener into concrete.